Eustace Lyle Gibbs

Born1885 Tyntesfield, Somerset
Died1915 Killed in action in the Great War
FatherAntony Gibbs of Tyntesfield (1841 – 1907)
MotherJanet Louisa Merrivale (1850 – 1909)

Life Events

1907Death of father Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield
1909Death of mother Janet Louisa Merrivale

Biography and Notes

6th son. Baptised 12 April 1885 at Wraxall Somerset. Educated at Eton College, 1898-1903; matric. at Oxford (Magdalen College) 1903. Died unmarried 13 February 1915, being killed in action in the Great War near Ypres and was buried there. Memorial Inscription in the cemetery in Wraxall church (Charlton chapel), and in Barrow Gurney chapel, (Barrow Court chapel). Administration London 28 July 1915.

2nd Lieut. North Somerset Yeomanry 1906, Lieut. Ap. 1909, Capt. 29 Aug. 1914. Entered Antony Gibbs and Sons, London, 1908: in Gibbs & Co. Chile, 1909-13 (a manager from 1911): in Antony Gibbs & Co., New York, as second in charge, 1913 to Aug. 1914, when he left to join his Yeomanry for the Great War. Served in France and Belgium from October 1914 till his death and was mentioned in despatches of 14 January 1915. He was buried in the Civil Cemetery at Ypres (which is now continuous with the subsequently made War Cemetery and close outside the Menin Gate). He is recorded on the War memorials in Wraxall church and churchyard, at Eton College, Wells Cathedral, and in the church at Valparaiso.

Portrait by Sir W. B. Richmond R.A. (1890) and a posthumous one by Albert H. Collings in uniform were both in possession of Lord Wraxall in 1930.